Twice this week I have experienced a really weird, uncomfortable, painful feeling around my torso in sort of a band underneath my breasts, right around the back. I have never felt this before.
The first attack woke me up at about 1.30am on Monday; I thought it was indigestion and tried to sleep it off, but then I became worried I was having a heart attack and ended up calling an ambulance. The doctors confirmed my heart was fine, and after about 30 minutes the feeling went away.
Then it happened again today at about 3pm at work. I had to go to the toilet to get some privacy, as the discomfort and pain was quite unbearable. My chest and abdomen felt like it was cramping. I was considering calling my husband to come and collect me to take me home as I knew I probably couldn’t drive but then, just like the first time, after 30 minutes it subsided.
Now again tonight (so about 4 hours later) I am feeling a milder version of the same thing, just lying here on the couch.
Last week I had a flu/cold and was in bed for a week, and have just finished a course of antibiotics. So I’m aware that this could just all be my body and stomach recovering from that, and reacting to meals/food.
But it occurred to me today that perhaps this could be what they call “the MS hug”. I’ve never had it before and the descriptions online sound quite vague. Has anyone had this hug and what’s it like? How long does it last? Does it sound like what I’m having?
Any advice appreciated.